Do you want to improve the facade of your home? Regardless of whether you're looking to entice potential buyers into your property or you simply want to show off to your neighbours, the old adage still applies: You don't get a second chance to make a first impression.
Your home could be the most stunning property in Australia behind closed doors; however, despite what your mum told you, it's what's on the outside that counts. Initially, at least.
According to the annual Houzz and Home survey, Aussie home owners are more likely to renovate than buy new, and more than three in four did some renovations in 2014.
Here are three cheap and effective ways you can DIY to make your property stand out from the rest of the neighbourhood:
1. Get down and dirty with your front yard
It's time to don your wellies, gloves and a steely resolve. If you want your garden DIY to really shine through, the first thing you should be doing is removing the junk, like the kids' (who are now adults) mini-playground, the bird bath that the birds won't go near and the porch couch that has certainly seen better days.
If your garden is flourishing with weeds, you should pull them all out and start afresh. Excavators can help make your job much easier - Kennards offers diggers and bobcat hire to smoothen the entire process.
The addition of flowers can help rejuvenate your property's facade - so much so, Your Investment Property affirms that spending just $300 on flowers could add up to $3,000 to your home's price tag.
2. Build a fence
Let's be honest, most front fences are there for decoration only - the symbolic white picket fence is unlikely to stop any thieves or other such prowlers!
A well-built fence that relates to your home's styling can add substantial appeal to your property, in addition to setting you apart from your neighbours,
There are a plethora of options available, so make sure you do your homework. If you would like to ensure your fence stays a fence, concrete pumps can help it stay upright.
3. Paint it up
Complete Home claims that DIY painting of an average three-bedroom home will cost you around $1,600 - and that's for the interior and exterior!
A fresh and sparkly coat of paint can add a significant difference to your home, and what's more, you don't have to do the entire property if that seems like a lot of work. Just painting the trim, fence and front door can also add impact.
Kennards Hire has a range of necessities, like trestles, spray painters and ladders to assist with your DIY painting. Get in touch with the team today for any of your renovation requirements.